Jeremy Latimore has become one of the most reliable players in the Penrith Panthers forward pack over his 3 seasons at the club. He's become a fan favourite in recent times and in round 25 he will reach an admirable milestone when he plays his 100th NRL game.
You could be forgiven for thinking that number is a little off, a little low. Latimore made his first grade debut way back in 2009 when players still played the ball correctly. His debut match was for Parramatta in a 16-all draw against South Sydney.
An impressive 97m gained and 19 tackles (without missing a single one!) marked the beginning of an eclectic career.
He'd only play 7 games for the Eels before making the journey across the ditch where he would play 24 matches over two season for the Warriors. Many thought that Latimore had found a place to call home.
It wasn't to be as he packed up and contributed to the St George Illawarra Dragons 2012 campaign, but there was to be no future for Latimore in the Red V.
Just 45 first grade appearances in 5 years and Latimore was granted an opportunity at the foot of the mountains as an exciting new period begun for the Penrith Panthers.
54 games later and it's hard to imagine where we'd be without him now!
Latimore has played 46 games in the last 2 seasons alone and has been the rock in a forward pack so often ravaged by injury. His maturity both on and off the field has been invaluable as the club progresses towards a third premiership and he is only all too deserving of finally reaching his 100th NRL game.